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Little Feat Live at Orpheum Theatre on 1975-10-31




Introduction
Two Trains
Skin It Back >
Fat Man In The Bathtub
Walkin' All Night
A Apolitical Blues
One Love Stand >
Rock And Roll Doctor
Oh Atlanta
On Your Way Down
Day Or Night
All That You Dream
Romance Dance
Down Below The Borderline
Long Distance Love
Cold Cold Cold >
Dixie Chicken >
Tripe Face Boogie >
Bag Of Reds >
Tripe Face Boogie
Willin'
Teenage Nervous Breakdown
Sailin' Shoes
Spanish Moon


Collection LittleFeat
Band/Artist Little Feat
Venue Orpheum Theatre
Location Boston, MA

Source 2-Source FM Mix by OctopusRider May 2011
Lineage Original Sources FLACs > WAV > Sonar Home Studio 7 > WAV > FLAC(8)
Taped by unknown
Transferred by OctopusRider

Notes

2-Source FM Mix by OctopusRider May 2011.

Show Notes

The tour was in support of The Last Record Album. The band had just finished doing 5 consecutive nights at Paul's Mall (small Boston Club of the era) and this performance was recorded at the Orpheum Theatre (2500 seats) on the night following that run. Perhaps the 5 previous nights help account for the band's over-the-top tightness and rhythmic pocket heard on this performance.

This show was originally broadcast live on WBCN 104.1 FM in Boston. There was at least one re-broadcast on WBCN about 6 months after the show.


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Source Info

FM 1: shnid=79471
Source: FM Re-Broadcast > Master FM Reels > Sony 2600(dat)
Transfer: Sony 2600 > Dio 2448 > CD Wave > Flac Frontend > FLAC16 > Nero 6 > Plextor PX-716A
Taped by Denny Cornman to reel to reel tape from FM in May 1976.
Mastered by Chris Cafiero, Little Feat archivist
Seeded to bt.etree.org by Alex Ford.


FM 2: shnid=87982
WBCN-FM Live Broadcast > Reel > Reel > M-Audio Transit > Cool Edit > Cd Wave Editor > Flac
Uploaded to Dime by davmar77 and featseeker


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Multitrack Mixdown Settings

Stereo Matrix
FM 1: +/-0db
FM 2: -1 to -9db


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Tech Notes

FLACs decoded to WAV using Trader's Little Helper. Sonar Home Studio 7 was used to align, edit and mix both sources. TLH was used to convert each track to FLAC and to fix all SBEs. Artwork was created using MediaFACE 5.

Original Sources FLACs > WAV > SHS7 > WAV > FLAC(8)


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Mix Notes

The main source for this 2-source mix is the FM re-broadcast for obvious reasons. It is very crisp and sounds fabulous! However, there are lots of drop outs and cuts throughout and there are 4 songs missing. All missing songs, cuts and dropouts were patched using the davmar77 recording. There are too many patches to mention them all but the big ones are an 11 second patch in On Your Way Down, an 11 second patch in All That You Dream and a 9 second patch in Romance Dance. There was also lots of extra stage banter between songs and crowd noise that was patched in for completeness including about an extra minute on the introduction from the house MC. Almost every song had at least one small drop out that was usually located in the beginning of the song. Those are hardly noticeable now.

The 4 extra songs not included on the re-broadcast were One Love Stand, Rock And Roll Doctor, Down Below The Borderline and Sailin' Shoes. These are of course included here from the davmar77 source. The quality is considerably different than the re-broadcast but still nice quality. There are major problems with Down Below The Borderline from the PA or Radio on all sources. I did not make any attempt to fix anything here. It is simply included for completeness. It sounds fine at about 1:50 in.

All radio dj banter has been removed where possible.

The davmar77 source's left and right channels were opposite that of the re-broadcast. This was corrected to avoid strange phasing when switching sources. The davmar77 source uses another source from the live music archive for Willin' and Walkin' All Night. Only small drop out patches were used for those songs. The stereo channels did not need flipped for those songs.

No attempt was made in any way to remaster these sources. The point of this mix was to get the show as complete as possible in the highest quality possible since it is such an excellent performance with great recordings. All patches are of course smooth and easy to listen to.

Thanks to davmar77, featseeker, Denny Cornman, Chris Cafiero and Alex Ford for taping, mastering, sharing and reseeding.

Reviews

Reviewer: Albix - - December 16, 2012
Subject: The best version of the holy grail Feat show!
What a show and what a nice sound!

Thanks to the band and thanks to OctopusRider for the mix!
Reviewer: njpg - - September 28, 2011
Subject: One of the dirtiest-sounding bands I've ever heard.
It sure is nice to hear a clear-sounding recording of these folks for a change! Great show!
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